System Requirements

Before installing SAP ASE version 16.0, ensure that your system is updated with the latest patches and system requirements. Do not use a patch that is earlier than the version suggested for your operating system. Use the patch recommended by the operating system vendor, even if it supersedes the patch listed.

Identify the Windows Service Pack level from Control Panel > System, or by running the winver command.

Windows X64 System Requirements
Operating System Hardware Supported Protocols

Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

  • Intel Xeon EM64T
  • AMD Opteron
  • TCP
  • Named pipes (not supported for LDAP server connections)
Windows 2012    
Windows X64 memory requirements are:
  • Minimum RAM for SAP ASE – 127MB
  • Minimum RAM per additional user, with default stack size, packet size, and user log cache size – 83KB
  • Default user stack size – 73KB

The value of minimum RAM per additional user depends on the connection needs. See the System Administration Guide for information about configuring memory.

Use the following patches:
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package and KB2565063
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 and KB2565057

Missing either of the above patches causes the installer to fail, and you see this message: Missing DLL MSVCR100.dll during Install.

Windows Disk Space Requirements
Product Windows 64
SAP ASE typical installation 500MB
Default databases created during installation, with SAP ASE using a 4K page size 306MB
Total 656MB
Note: To use ODBC, OLE DB, or ADO.NET drivers, you must install Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, or the installer displays errors, and the drivers do not function. Confirm that .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 is listed as a currently installed program in Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.

Ensure that you have the required operating system patches for the SAP Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 7. See SAP Note 1367498 ( for the JRE requirements. Log in with your SAP support account to view the SAP note.